In a lot of ways, I don’t recognize myself. So much has gone on and so many huge life changes have happened in a relatively short amount of time. I can say that I’m definitely more emotionally stable and stronger than I was a year ago. I felt completely broken last year and now I’ve put myself back together for the most part. There are a few cracks, but that’s to be expected with the grieving process and other stressors. The core of who I am, my perspectives and world views, and Jewish values I hold dear, never changed, but they’re much more prominent now, I think, and that’s an amazing place to be in right now.